Black Mountain Lookout (San Bernadino NF)
US 289, CA 22

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 289, CA 22 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 1, 1998
Location San Bernardino National Forest
Riverside County, California
Coordinates N 33° 49.409' W 116° 45.376' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 49' 25" W 116° 45' 23"
N 33.823480° W 116.756267°
Elevation 7,635 ft (2,327 m)
Built 1962
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Fire Lookout Hosts, San Bernardino National Forest Association, and San Jacinto Ranger District


The newest lookout on the ldyllwild Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California was built on Black Mountain in 1962. It is 14’x 14’ CL-100 steel cab with flat corrugated metal roof and metal mesh catwalk, located on top of a solid rock outcrop. In active use through the 1980s, it was restored by the Forest Service and volunteers in the Lookout Host Program, and is now staffed by Lookout Hosts seven days a week.


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